The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs citing Finance 8794 9585 10681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.71% 19.41% 20.93%
As % of the General category 52.91% 53.36% 53.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6092 6883 7451
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 141 150
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +2.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.55 £50.78 £44.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +31.57% -1.29%  

Finance is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 16622 17963 19919
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 39.14% 36.38% 39.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11010 12219 13079
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 436 492
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.38 £22.67
% change year-on-year +23.07% +7.54%  

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Finance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the England region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 5102 £519 +3.85% 1599
South East +2 1250 £425 - 355
South West +1 583 £400 +5.96% 177
North West 0 504 £415 +3.62% 194
Yorkshire 0 380 £400 - 141
East of England 0 334 £475 +11.76% 139
West Midlands +1 267 £400 - 113
East Midlands +1 244 £425 - 64
North East +12 51 £368 +8.08% 38
Midlands -3 12 £500 - 178
South Coast - 1 - -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 4129 (24.14%) Banking
2 4071 (23.80%) Agile Software Development
3 2725 (15.93%) SQL
4 2238 (13.08%) Java
5 2157 (12.61%) Project Management
6 2053 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1810 (10.58%) Microsoft
8 1796 (10.50%) Oracle
9 1635 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
10 1533 (8.96%) SAP
11 1504 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
12 1364 (7.97%) Windows
13 1313 (7.68%) JavaScript
14 1304 (7.62%) Scrum
15 1283 (7.50%) C#
16 1270 (7.43%) Linux
17 1267 (7.41%) SQL Server
18 1187 (6.94%) HTML
19 1178 (6.89%) Degree
20 1091 (6.38%) .NET
20 1091 (6.38%) Migration
20 1091 (6.38%) Marketing
21 1061 (6.20%) Programme Management
22 1058 (6.19%) Unix
22 1058 (6.19%) Investment Banking
23 1056 (6.17%) TDD
24 1042 (6.09%) Telecoms
25 1039 (6.07%) Change Management
26 1035 (6.05%) Retail
27 1014 (5.93%) Microsoft Excel

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 480 (2.81%) SharePoint
2 244 (1.43%) SAS
3 243 (1.42%) Apache Spark
4 227 (1.33%) Confluence
5 205 (1.20%) Apache
6 188 (1.10%) WebSphere
7 168 (0.98%) Tomcat
8 165 (0.96%) CMS
9 161 (0.94%) IIS
10 143 (0.84%) MS Exchange
11 130 (0.76%) JBoss
12 121 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 92 (0.54%) WebLogic
14 82 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
15 80 (0.47%) Mule
16 73 (0.43%) Skype for Business
17 62 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
18 54 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
19 53 (0.31%) OpenStack
20 52 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1014 (5.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 720 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
3 414 (2.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 407 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
5 307 (1.79%) MS Visio
6 113 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 57 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 35 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 28 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 20 (0.12%) SPSS
11 15 (0.088%) OmniGraffle
12 14 (0.082%) InVision
13 13 (0.076%) Open Workbench
14 7 (0.041%) InDesign
15 6 (0.035%) S-PLUS
15 6 (0.035%) Stata
16 5 (0.029%) EngageOne
17 4 (0.023%) Quicktime
18 3 (0.018%) FrameMaker
18 3 (0.018%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 616 (3.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 208 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 178 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
4 161 (0.94%) SAP FI
5 153 (0.89%) SAP CO
6 144 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
7 143 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
8 142 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
9 110 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
10 76 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
11 69 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
11 69 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
12 57 (0.33%) ION MarketView
13 56 (0.33%) SAP ERP
13 56 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
14 49 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
15 47 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
16 39 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
17 38 (0.22%) Temenos T24
18 34 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 627 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
2 519 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 297 (1.74%) Office 365
4 196 (1.15%) PaaS
5 159 (0.93%) SaaS
6 118 (0.69%) IaaS
7 82 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
8 69 (0.40%) OpenShift
9 57 (0.33%) GitHub
10 56 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
11 46 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
12 45 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
13 38 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
14 36 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
15 23 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
16 22 (0.13%) Google Analytics
16 22 (0.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 21 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 19 (0.11%) OneDrive
19 18 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 340 (1.99%) Firewall
2 222 (1.30%) Internet
3 196 (1.15%) WAN
4 189 (1.11%) LAN
5 184 (1.08%) SAN
6 180 (1.05%) TCP/IP
7 173 (1.01%) DNS
8 133 (0.78%) Network Security
9 122 (0.71%) VPN
10 102 (0.60%) SSL
11 97 (0.57%) LDAP
12 89 (0.52%) HTTP
12 89 (0.52%) Wireless
13 87 (0.51%) NAS
14 75 (0.44%) DHCP
15 70 (0.41%) Skype
16 67 (0.39%) Intranet
17 64 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
18 62 (0.36%) FTP
19 59 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1267 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 548 (3.20%) Relational Database
3 539 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
4 503 (2.94%) Big Data
5 386 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 375 (2.19%) Hadoop
7 348 (2.03%) Oracle Database
8 293 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 268 (1.57%) MongoDB
10 232 (1.36%) NoSQL
11 180 (1.05%) MySQL
12 168 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
12 168 (0.98%) DB2
13 166 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
14 164 (0.96%) RDBMS
15 158 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 155 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
17 139 (0.81%) QlikView
18 138 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
19 118 (0.69%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 635 (3.71%) JIRA
2 580 (3.39%) Git (software)
3 551 (3.22%) Jenkins
4 347 (2.03%) Maven
5 282 (1.65%) Selenium
6 256 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 232 (1.36%) Subversion
8 204 (1.19%) Cucumber
9 192 (1.12%) TeamCity
10 166 (0.97%) JUnit
11 124 (0.72%) Visual Studio
12 107 (0.63%) Gradle
13 99 (0.58%) WebDriver
14 87 (0.51%) Mockito
15 81 (0.47%) Bitbucket
16 80 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 80 (0.47%) NUnit
17 71 (0.42%) SpecFlow
18 70 (0.41%) Eclipse
19 68 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4129 (24.14%) Banking
2 1091 (6.38%) Marketing
3 1058 (6.19%) Investment Banking
4 1042 (6.09%) Telecoms
5 1035 (6.05%) Retail
6 874 (5.11%) Front Office
7 827 (4.84%) Manufacturing
8 649 (3.79%) Financial Institution
9 611 (3.57%) Electronics
10 543 (3.17%) Legal
11 299 (1.75%) Back Office
12 249 (1.46%) Retail Banking
13 171 (1.00%) Law
14 156 (0.91%) Advertising
15 122 (0.71%) General Ledger
15 122 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
16 112 (0.65%) Billing
17 90 (0.53%) Publishing
18 66 (0.39%) Games
19 54 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 4019 (23.50%) Developer
2 3634 (21.25%) Analyst
3 1824 (10.66%) Project Manager
4 1639 (9.58%) Business Analyst
5 1170 (6.84%) Architect
6 1113 (6.51%) Consultant
7 951 (5.56%) Java Developer
8 556 (3.25%) C# Developer
9 551 (3.22%) Financial Analyst
10 518 (3.03%) Senior Developer
11 420 (2.46%) .NET Developer
12 403 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
13 394 (2.30%) SQL Developer
14 331 (1.94%) IT Manager
15 321 (1.88%) Data Analyst
16 316 (1.85%) Programme Manager
17 298 (1.74%) Administrator
18 291 (1.70%) Test Analyst
19 277 (1.62%) JavaScript Developer
20 270 (1.58%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1187 (6.94%) HTML
2 1091 (6.38%) .NET
3 869 (5.08%) CSS
4 765 (4.47%) AngularJS
5 715 (4.18%) Web Services
6 638 (3.73%) HTML5
7 634 (3.71%) XML
8 564 (3.30%) Spring
9 517 (3.02%) REST
10 434 (2.54%) JSON
11 391 (2.29%) Node.js
12 384 (2.25%) Middleware
13 381 (2.23%) jQuery
14 360 (2.10%) ASP.NET
15 356 (2.08%) SOAP
16 345 (2.02%) CSS3
17 338 (1.98%) React
18 292 (1.71%) RESTful
19 240 (1.40%) J2EE
20 230 (1.34%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1635 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
2 560 (3.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 524 (3.06%) User Experience
4 498 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
5 481 (2.81%) Management Information System
6 476 (2.78%) Data Centre
7 422 (2.47%) Fixed Income
8 416 (2.43%) Derivative
9 384 (2.25%) Fintech
10 376 (2.20%) Computer Science
11 373 (2.18%) Equities
12 235 (1.37%) Mobile App
13 206 (1.20%) Virtual Team
14 182 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
15 178 (1.04%) Credit Risk
16 171 (1.00%) Market Risk
17 156 (0.91%) PMI
18 136 (0.80%) Hedge funds
19 130 (0.76%) Data Structures
20 109 (0.64%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1364 (7.97%) Windows
2 1270 (7.43%) Linux
3 1058 (6.19%) Unix
4 345 (2.02%) Windows Server
5 211 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 208 (1.22%) Android
7 192 (1.12%) Apple iOS
8 188 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 160 (0.94%) Solaris
9 160 (0.94%) Windows 7
10 140 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
11 94 (0.55%) Windows 10
12 91 (0.53%) AIX
13 64 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
14 43 (0.25%) CentOS
15 38 (0.22%) Mac OS X
16 34 (0.20%) Windows XP
17 31 (0.18%) Windows 8
18 26 (0.15%) zOS
19 21 (0.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4071 (23.80%) Agile Software Development
2 2157 (12.61%) Project Management
3 2053 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1504 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
5 1304 (7.62%) Scrum
6 1091 (6.38%) Migration
7 1061 (6.20%) Programme Management
8 1056 (6.17%) TDD
9 1039 (6.07%) Change Management
10 979 (5.72%) PRINCE2
11 945 (5.53%) Business Analysis
12 884 (5.17%) DevOps
13 840 (4.91%) ITIL
14 829 (4.85%) Analytics
15 824 (4.82%) SDLC
16 732 (4.28%) Risk Management
17 703 (4.11%) Test Automation
18 652 (3.81%) Data Modelling
19 640 (3.74%) Digital Marketing
20 617 (3.61%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2725 (15.93%) SQL
2 2238 (13.08%) Java
3 1313 (7.68%) JavaScript
4 1283 (7.50%) C#
5 981 (5.74%) Python
6 455 (2.66%) C++
7 355 (2.08%) Perl
8 354 (2.07%) PowerShell
9 314 (1.84%) Shell Script
10 304 (1.78%) T-SQL
11 298 (1.74%) VBA
12 297 (1.74%) PL/SQL
13 283 (1.65%) C
14 250 (1.46%) Scala
15 217 (1.27%) Ruby
16 195 (1.14%) Bash Shell
17 140 (0.82%) VB
18 123 (0.72%) PHP
19 120 (0.70%) R
20 105 (0.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1178 (6.89%) Degree
2 680 (3.98%) Security Cleared
3 511 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 272 (1.59%) PMI Certification
5 255 (1.49%) ISEB
6 183 (1.07%) PMP
7 182 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 167 (0.98%) CISSP
9 158 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
10 154 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
11 143 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 128 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
13 126 (0.74%) DV Cleared
13 126 (0.74%) ISTQB
14 118 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
15 101 (0.59%) CISM
16 91 (0.53%) CCNP
17 86 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
18 85 (0.50%) ACCA
19 80 (0.47%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 619 (3.62%) PMO
2 571 (3.34%) QA
3 380 (2.22%) MiFID
4 240 (1.40%) Data Quality
5 206 (1.20%) SLA
6 192 (1.12%) GDPR
7 114 (0.67%) IFRS
8 112 (0.65%) PCI DSS
9 92 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 86 (0.50%) EMIR
11 77 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
12 73 (0.43%) IFRS 9
13 58 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 58 (0.34%) SEPA
14 42 (0.25%) Solvency II
15 34 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
16 32 (0.19%) GAAP
17 29 (0.17%) COBIT
18 27 (0.16%) ISO 20022
18 27 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 482 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 244 (1.43%) Docker
3 240 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 89 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
5 73 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 62 (0.36%) XenApp
7 61 (0.36%) vSphere
8 57 (0.33%) HDFS
9 55 (0.32%) XenDesktop
10 42 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
11 41 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
12 38 (0.22%) Apache Flume
13 36 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
14 31 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 28 (0.16%) NFS
16 26 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 26 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
16 26 (0.15%) Veritas File System
17 19 (0.11%) GPFS
18 16 (0.094%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 316 (1.85%) Puppet
2 303 (1.77%) Ansible
3 218 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
4 149 (0.87%) SCCM
5 92 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
6 85 (0.50%) Kubernetes
7 75 (0.44%) Terraform
8 71 (0.42%) NetBackup
9 49 (0.29%) Nagios
10 47 (0.27%) SCOM
11 44 (0.26%) Tivoli
12 36 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
13 33 (0.19%) Control-M
14 32 (0.19%) Kibana
15 28 (0.16%) MOM
16 26 (0.15%) AirWatch
16 26 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
16 26 (0.15%) WSUS
17 25 (0.15%) Oozie
17 25 (0.15%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1810 (10.58%) Microsoft
2 1796 (10.50%) Oracle
3 1533 (8.96%) SAP
4 416 (2.43%) VMware
5 406 (2.37%) Cisco
5 406 (2.37%) IBM
6 266 (1.56%) Citrix
7 265 (1.55%) Red Hat
8 258 (1.51%) Sybase
9 243 (1.42%) HP
10 207 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
11 189 (1.11%) ServiceNow
12 168 (0.98%) Splunk
13 147 (0.86%) Tableau
14 141 (0.82%) Informatica
15 138 (0.81%) Adobe
16 131 (0.77%) Cognos
16 131 (0.77%) Google
17 127 (0.74%) CheckPoint
17 127 (0.74%) TIBCO
South Yorkshire
Modis International
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Franklin Bates
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Circa £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Pro rata 6 month fixed term
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Crimson Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + Finance
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Source Technology
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day 6 Months +
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago